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Title Investigation and Development of Monitoring tools for a Storage Resource Broker
Abstract The Storage Resource Broker (SRB) is a data grid management system developed by the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC). The software is able to unite and manage storage media of many kinds on heterogeneous systems across a network and, as a result, to make the storage infrastructure appear transparent for the end user. This dissertation presents the development of multiple highly configurable and independent monitoring tools, which operate within a network to support and improve the administration and debugging process of the SRB system. Emphasis is put on the design and implementation of a software package used to successfully analyse, transfer and display the contents of the SRB systems log files. This report discusses basic fundamentals about network communication techniques and examines state-of-the-art parsing methods. The design of the novel applications are based on a client-server-architecture. The main approach is to provide a server, which evaluates the SRB server log file and a client, which processes the parsed results of the server. Communication between the two modules is implemented using remote procedure calls in conjunction with the Extensible Markup Language (XML). Special attention was paid to network security though integration of encryption algorithms. To complete the set of tools, and to provide more flexibility, a module to administrate the server application has been developed, along with a software component to present the parsing results in a perspicuous way. This dissertation provides inside knowledge about design and implementation issues, as well as issues faced problems during the development, and the corresponding solutions.
Organisation CCLRC , ESC , ESC-DMG
Keywords SRB , DMG
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Thesis MSc, University of Reading, 2006. dissertation.pdf 2006